Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam announces new album with Jesca Hoop, shares “Every Songbird Says” — listen

Plus, the two songwriters will hit the road for a joint US tour


    Photo by Josh Wool

    Iron & Wine’s Sam Beam spent much of 2015 working the studio with other artists. He and Band of Horses’s Ben Bridwell linked up to put out Sing Into My Mouth, an album in which they covered the likes of Talking Heads and Spiritualized. Beam also contributed to Glen Hansard’s second solo LP, Didn’t He Ramble.

    Now, the Iron & Wine troubadour will continue his collaborative streak into the new year with Love Letter for Fire, a full-length of duets with California singer-songwriter Jesca Hoop. The 13-track effort is due to arrive April 15th through Sub Pop and counts Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and multi-instrumentalist Robert Burger as special guests. Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse) served as producer.

    As a first teaser of the LP, Beam has revealed the lead single, “Every Songbird Sings”. A charming offering anchored by Beam and Hoop’s seraphic harmonies, it can be streamed below. Listen in.


    Love Letter for Fire Artwork:

    Love Letter for Fire Tracklist:
    01. Welcome to Feeling
    02. One Way to Pray
    03. The Lamb You Lost
    04. We Two are a Moon
    05. Midas Tongue
    06. Know the Wild That Wants You
    07. Every Songbird Says
    08. Bright Lights and Goodbyes
    09. Kiss Me Quick
    10. Chalk it Up to Chi
    11. Valley Clouds
    12. Soft Place to Land
    13. Sailor to Siren

    In support of the LP, Beam and Hoop will tour the US this spring.

    Sam Beam and Jesca Hoop 2016 Tour Dates:
    05/17 – Ann Arbor, MI @ The Ark
    05/18 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Theatre
    05/20 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
    05/21 – Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theater
    05/22 – Boston, MA @ Wilburn Theater
    05/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
    05/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre
    05/27 – New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theater
    05/28 – Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
    05/30 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
    05/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theater
    06/02 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
    06/03 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
    06/04 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theater
    06/05 – Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theater
    06/06 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
    06/08 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
    06/09 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
    06/10 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
    06/11 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall


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